It’s another installment in our collection of free emergent readers! We love adding to our giant collection, and we hope you enjoy this set of food emergent readers.
It’s been a long time since I started sharing our free sight word books! Over the past several years I’ve shared over 120 free little books for you to download and print. I even compiled the first 108 books into just a few files so you can download quickly and easily (learn more here!).
Each set of four books introduces one or two new sight words. This week’s new words are good and eat.
As I mentioned in my post about our most recent set (Fall sight word books), we’re kind of at an in-between stage at our house. My Five, who just began kindergarten and is now able to read books like this one, doesn’t need these anymore. And my Three isn’t nearly ready – we’re still working at conquering concepts of print.
Thankfully, my Five still humors me and breezes through each set after I create it. So these books are both mom and kid approved. 🙂
Let’s look at one! I’ll give you some teaching tips for each page.
Teaching tip: If your child still struggles with sounding out CVC words, help him see that “Sam” is part of the “am” family. Just add the /s/ sound onto the beginning.
Teaching tip: The word “like” isn’t one we’ve learned yet, and your child may not be able to read silent e words in isolation yet. If he’s stuck on the word “likes,” have him read to the end of the sentence and then go back to it. What word would make sense?
Teaching tip: Is your child stuck on the words “meat” and “cheese”? Encourage him to use beginning sounds and the internal patterns that he knows. For example: “This word starts with “ch.” Do you remember what sound those letters make? Right, /ch/. And look. After the /ch/ sound is two e’s. What sound do you think those make? Let’s put the sounds together. ‘Chee…’ What goes on a sandwich that starts that way?”
Teaching tip: This is a pretty simple page, incorporating previously learned sight words and calling on your child to use picture clues. But if your child is stuck on the words broccoli and carrot, encourage him to use beginning sounds and the picture.
Teaching tip: Encourage your child to read with expression. If he doesn’t read the first sentence with the right inflection, stop and call attention to the question mark. Then model reading it for him. Finally, prompt him. “Now you read it so it sounds like a question.”
Teaching tip: “Yum” is the perfect word for calling on those decoding skills. You can note the word family “um” or have your child sound out each letter and blend the sounds together.
Teaching tip: It’s likely that your child will figure out candy bar with the picture clue. But if not, candy is a great word for “finding chunks you know.” Cover up the last part of the word and have your child read the “can.” See if he can finish the rest of the word himself.
For some children you can use the prompt, “find a chunk you know.” They may find “can” all on their own or need you to point it out.
Enjoy this newest set of emergent readers!
How to assemble:
(for a video tutorial, see this page)
- Cut across the horizontal center of each page.
- Insert one set of pages into the other, paying attention to the page numbers.
- Staple with a long-armed stapler.
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